Gay and inclusive rugby has become popular enough that it even has its own biennial tournament, the Bingham Cup, which brings together, which brings together gay and bisexual rugby union teams worldwide. However, despite its growing popularity, not that many people know too much about inclusive rugby.
That may be about to change though, as the planned film In From The Side, hopes to take us into the world of gay rugby. The film, ‘features a story of an adulterous affair between two members of a fictional London based gay rugby club. The film explores the multiple types of connections that can occur within a large group of gay men in a seemingly hyper masculine and aggressive team sport environment, illuminating the very real emotional tensions and pressures this can create.
‘The story is a unique and interesting exploration of both masculinity, fraternity, and of a different form of forbidden love that refreshingly does not stem from homophobia.’
The film comes from writer/director Matt Carter (Jayson Bend: Queen and Country) and writer/producer Adam Silver. However, to help get it in the can, the makers are looking for support on Kickstarter. There’s just a couple of days left for them to hit their £10,000 crowdfunding target. So if you’re interested, take a look at the video below, and then head over to Kickstarter to help out (and as you’d expect, there are some pretty good rewards depending of how much you pledge.